By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Tanumanasl, TanumAnasl, Tanumaanasl
Tanumānasi literally means attenuation of the mind.
The first two stages when practiced well, it makes the mind or mānasa, thin or attenuated. Such a mind will not get attached to sense-objects.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore